Michael N. Poli

Michael N. Poli: Attorney with Merlin Law Group, P.A. AV stamp icon
  • Attorney at Merlin Law Group, P.A. (45 Attorneys)
  • 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 950, Tampa, FL 33602-5747
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    4.7/5.0 (33)
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With a history as a top rated Personal Injury and Business Litigation Attorney and having been licensed in the industry since 1980, Michael brings great experience and perspective to his work. Mr. Poli graduated from Arizona State University with his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration then continued to Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law where he accomplished his law degree. Michael worked with the Arizona State Law Journal as a Comment Editor and Symposium Editor from 1979-1980. He also was a Law Clerk to the Honorable William A. Holohan, Supreme Court of Arizona from 1980-1981. Mr. Poli's other areas of work have included Civil Trial Law, Appellate Litigation, Banking and Creditors Rights, Insurance Litigation, Insurance Coverage, and Insurance Bad Faith. Mr. Poli's work with the representation of banks and lenders has included many forms of litigation. This includes lender liability lawsuits, common law fraud, and bad faith claims. He has experienced success in litigation relating to the construction industry. This includes lien claims, bond claims, and other similar lawsuits through the stages of litigation. The list of experience continues with the successful prosecution of a variety of plaintiff's cases. Personal injury and wrongful death have been frequent areas of practice; Mr. Poli won a multi-million dollar jury verdict for medical malpractice, a multi-million dollar recovery for “dramshop” liability (the improper sale of alcohol), and multi-million dollar recoveries against insurance companies in bad faith and coverage disputes. He has also had victory with a jury verdict in favor of the client on racketeering claims.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Civil Trial Law
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Banking and Creditors Rights
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Arizona State University, B.S.B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Supreme Court of Nevada; Supreme Court of Arizona; U.S. District Court, District of Nevada; U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1980, Arizona; 1994, Nevada; Not admitted in Florida
American Bar Association

Maricopa County Bar Association.

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (33 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 08/18/16 in Litigation

    For the past 10 years or so, I have limited my practice to serving as a neutral arbitrator and mediator. My review is based not only on my interactions with Mr. Poli when I was practicing as a litigator, but on my observations of him when he has app... Read more

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    For the past 10 years or so, I have limited my practice to serving as a neutral arbitrator and mediator. My review is based not only on my interactions with Mr. Poli when I was practicing as a litigator, but on my observations of him when he has appeared before me in my capacity as an arbitrator and mediator. He has performed at eh highest level. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 08/17/16 in Insurance Litigation

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